March 12, 2010
The Defense Department's tuition assistance program for military spouses will be up and running again March 13 for people already enrolled in a certificate or degree program, the Pentagon said.
The program provides financial assistance to military spouses pursuing a degree or certificate in a career fields likely to offer employment opportunities regardless of where they move with their servicemember. But the program seemed to become a victim of its own popularity, and a significant spike in enrollments prompted the Pentagon to announce the sudden freeze while it conducted a top-to-bottom review.
In statement today announcing a phased restart of the Military Spouse Career Advancement Account program, dubbed MyCAA, a senior Pentagon official also admitted the sudden freezing of the program on Feb. 16 left thousands of spouses in the in the lurch.
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